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The Democratrepublican’s Carnivorial Tent

Two parties, my ass!

There is one political party which is allowed to operate in the ever-moving, privately owned, carnivorial tent known as the “republic” of the United States of America. This operation has no allegiance to any geographic or spiritual location. Any and all locations are seen primarily as possible sources of monetary income and incoming money is the justifier (sic) and instigator of any deception which is deemed necessary at any given time. Yes, the chief method employed has always involved getting the suckers to fall for the pretense that there is something especially “exceptional” about each and every physical location or supposed spiritual intent where the numerous barkers in the carnivorial tent position themselves to distract the suckers from the fact that the predatory drive for pilfering private profits will leave every location more debased and more toxic when the barkers and their enthused crowds “move on.”

The chief barker within the tent today is Donald Trump. It is widely and wildly insisted that he is the most “exceptional” example of every trait of barkerisms. To a large portion of the population, he is the personification of everything “exceptional”ly bad and to another massive number of the population he is the personification of “exceptional” human possibilities under the shared democratrepublican capitalist carnivorial tent.

The tent which covers operations is maintained through mandatory fees which are imposed globally. It is the desire to get under the cover of the tent which unites the crowds. Everyone pays extra to be within the tent. The tent provide a restrictive cover for the intense feelings of insecurity and is designed to keep everyone’s attention focussed of the possibility of making a private monetary killing. Making a killing is believed to be the highest form of liberty. Whoops of joy at winning and accusations of fraudulent scheming in a rigged game erupt consistently from within the tent as the tent shifts and swaggers over the rotting bodies of the inevitable victims who fall under the manipulated movements of the crowded suckers who are desperately maneuvering to be in close proximity to the manipulative power of the barkers. Optimism is mandatory while doubts and suspicions are grounds for removal.

Two-faced clowns with megaphones on corporately labelled stilts manipulate the attention of the suckers with snide mumbles, sweetly-laced “identity” pandering, and distracting patriotic singing which eventually lead to proudly celebratory chanting of “Freedom, Freedom, Freedom!”

Professional pickpockets are abundant and their patting on backs leaves a temporary feeling of recognition and wellbeing – unless your wallet is too heavy to lift. Then, the warming arms and armaments are used to maintain an extended embrace of your possibility as a benefactor of the carnivorial tent and you are guided into closer proximity to the barkers.

Occasionally, (or is it Ocasio-ly?) voices arise temporarily which seem to try to get the crowd to move within the tent in a more egalitarian manner. These voices tend to be restricted to the periphery and they regularly fade away in futility. Study the clean parallel between Kucinich and Sanders. It is clear that their message is in opposition to the chief purpose of the tent. They have also paid the extra costs to gain access to the operations within the tent. They insist that being anywhere outside is a waste of time and they work to steer the crowd toward their preferred predatory barkers, even, or especially, after they get a stab in the back. They prefer the barkers with sweeter voices because they know how the crowd desires the “hope and change” of losing more with sweeter delusions. They confidently remind the crowd that if you are not trying to participate in the increasingly mandated gambling within the tent then you are not capable of being perceived as authentic and you will not be trusted by those they reinforce as being the necessary authorities.

Perception by others is one of the biggest thrills to the participants in the carnivorial tent. To insiders, nothing you do will ever matter as much as your ability to manipulate how you are perceived by other suckers within the tent and how you are perceived doesn’t matter as much as does your proximity to the barkers who manipulate the crowd. This is the aura of the shell game. It is theatrically lit with disingenuousness. Words and life are of variable value and money talks with real value. This is the central belief of democrats and republicans and their global allies and this may be why they both misguidedly, arrogantly, and stupidly worked so hard to put Trump in his current position. Few people represent the influence of money upon the brain better than does a vain, crude vacancy like Trump. Of course it is reasoned that something like a Clinton or Biden crudity would also be a delight to huge numbers of the suckers.

In this supposed 21st Century of christian delusions, the swaggering global movements of the carnivorial tent has reached a degree of swaying wherein the use of the pretense of opposition has become a great unifier for the most dominant of nationalistic religiosities around the planet. Moneymaking militarism abounds and unifies the lack of integrity – which is widely cherished by the various devotedly “pragmatist” mentalities – with the movements and operations of the restricting tent and its shell game of/for private profits. The Pelosifying platitudes of smug complacency are insidiously putrefying the suckers. So delicate, so vapid, so invidious.

The seemingly rampant belief in the accumulation of money as the chief manifestation of some god’s grace has led to the repeated torturous and torturing infliction of destruction under the delusion of righteousness in more and more locations.

Today, the intoxicated swaggering is on the verge of destroying its deliberately hamstrung Venezuela (the owners of the tent believe that they should own all) and there are glaringly unified attempts across the lack of a supposed spectrum which are offering hints of justification for the carnivorial agenda. The barkers want us to ignore the history of their own devious manipulations to isolate and sabotage Venezuela and that they prefer to focus blame on Maduro. Here AGAIN we have a singular bad guy presented to us who, the barkers tell us, is forcing them to savage and destroy millions of people’s lives. This is the barkers’ shared idea of humanitarianism.

The are no mirrors allowed within the tent. Reflecting is believed to be a devious behavior within the tent, but echoing and chanting previously used word-sounds is a highly regarded method of gaining more attention. The array of would-be chief barkers under the democrat guise will, no doubt, work like a charm to keep their democratrepublican tent in a robust swagger from deceit to delusion.

If you identify as a democrat or a republican (including libertarian), you are part of the problem and you are not helping people leave the carnivorial status quo. You are probably not being deliberately sadistic, but you are helping to keep the now global tent on its ever-expanding hellish journey.

Sure, I am a damned fool, who isn’t? I cannot allow myself to, or encourage anyone else to, participate in the blood-drenched shell game which you, either blindly or cynically, seem to think is a proof of your agency. Look in a mirror. if you do not see over 500,000 dead babies in Iraq (and many more beyond that) as part of your democratrepublican reflection, then I can only assume that you think such horrors are “worth it” for you to have access to the barkers’ rigged gambling schemes and power plays. Roosevelt’s aphorism that, “All we have to fear is fear itself ” is clearly now dated and misleading. No – unwarranted confidence can and has proven to be equally dangerous and anyone who confidently promotes the religiosity of capitalism without demanding socialistic restrictions is a delusional manipulator at best.

I am ashamed of my previous participation within your bloody tent and there is nothing your barkers can say which has credibility and can distract me from the facts of what you support in your misrepresentations of yourselves. There is only one way to begin to be opposed to the horror show which insiders are currently enabling. Restricting pressure must be applied from outside. Asking for the weakest statement of “No confidence” seems to be asking for too much from those infected by the fearful dread of integrity which is central to both democrats and republicans.

The democratrepublican tent is laced with desperate toxicity, The longer you stay inside and try to make it look more appealing, the farther you will remove yourself from integrity and the more harm you will impose on those who are more vulnerable.

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